Nexus S Forgoes AMOLED Like Apple iPad 2
Officially currently the only official markets for the latest Android smartphone out of the Google camp and made by Samsung, the Google Nexus S is the United States and the United Kingdom, but a few details have surface concerning overseas availability from the Samsung team in Russia.
According to an article over on Engadget by Vlad Savov, Samsung Russia the Android 2.3 Gingerbread sporting Google Nexus S has a pencilled released of February 2011 in Russia and will apparently forgo a Super AMOLED panel and will have instead a 4 inch Super Clear LCD.
Now the reason for this could be that there are still limited supplies of the Super AMOLED displays, but apparently this Super Clear LCD is just as good. If you’d like to check out a picture comparison of Super AMOLED against Super Clear LCD you can do so by hitting up this post by Eldar Murtazin on Mobile-review, of which Murtazin says he’s impressed with Super Clear LCD displays.
The Russian version of the Nexus S isn’t the only mobile device that is forgoing the Super AMOLED display though as Apple has also decided in their infinite wisdom that their next generation tablet, the Apple iPad 2 will also not sport an AMOLED display as we reported (here).
When the Super AMOLED display first came about it was the big and best new device display on the market, but with the limited supply still holding back its adoption and with devices such as the Nexus S and Apple iPad 2 opting to go with another display, could this mean the Super AMOLED display has already had its day in the mobile space?
Furthermore, if there is still such a limited supply of AMOLED displays, why is it that Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Samsung Omnia 7 device sports a Super AMOLED, perhaps Samsung is keeping AMOLED for their own devices, but then they do make the Nexus S so that wouldn’t really make any sense. Is the Super AMOLED display becoming extinct in the mobile device space? Let us know your thoughts on the matter by posting us a comment below.